Definitions

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  • adj. That can be impugned; open to (verbal) attack, open to question.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being impugned; that may be gainsaid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being impugned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. subject to being discredited

Etymologies

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impugn +‎ -able

Examples

  • We, too, find these twisted, evil minds of suicide bombers impugnable (ph).

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2001

  • East, certainly in none of the great self-governing colonies with which we rank ourselves, is the position of white man _qua_ white man so high, his status so impugnable, as in South East Africa.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • The only impugnable matter in the deed lies, as has been said, in the number of cardinals so created at a batch.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • In point of literary consistency the hero is at all events impugnable, though we cannot say as much for the heroine.

    Famous Reviews

  • Her reason for not apprising him of their interview at Bethany, though not easily impugnable, was not as satisfactory to his understanding as to his ear.

    Tancred Or, The New Crusade

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